University of Nebraska Medical Center

Linda Smith, PhD, MSPH, BSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Dr. Linda Smith, PhD, MSPH, BSN, RN is a versatile public health executive with 29+ years of experience spanning clinical, public health, home health, case management, health education, legal nurse consultancy, and nurse surveying. She received her BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, her MSPH (Master of Science in Public Health) and her PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health) from Walden University. Dr. Smith exercises her passion for teaching and public health as a mentor and preceptor for college students in community settings and through monthly presentations and health screenings for community organizations. She also serves as a community public health consultant.
  • 1991, BSN, UNMC-NMC
  • 2009, MSPH, Walden University - Minneapolis
  • 2015, PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis
Research Interests
  • Heart Health
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Smith, L. (2015). “Educational Intervention: Effects on Heart Disease Risk Factors Knowledge among African Americans.” ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (3732648)